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Green construction is a hot new trend in building and construction. Green construction involves using recycled materials and utilizing the concepts of sustainable design. As the concepts gain popularity, using them will become second nature.

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Quiz: How Can You Ruin a Green Countertop?

You might think that an eco-friendly countertops product made from all-natural materials is damage-proof. Think again. Just like some traditional countertops, many green surfaces need a little extra TLC to maintain their beauty and durability. Take our quiz to see if you know what will and won't damage some popular eco-friendly surfaces.


What are green communities?

What are green communities?

Green communities do everything they can to limit their footprint on the environment. Find out what you can do to make green communities. See more »

How Composite Decking Works

How Composite Decking Works

Composite decking is commonly used in deck and patio construction. Learn more about composite decking at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is OSB?

What is OSB?

OSB stands for oriented strand board -- it's a competitor for plywood. So how do the two products stack up? Learn more about osb. See more »

How Skylights Work

How Skylights Work

Skylights make a big difference in the amount of light that enters a room and can add warmth in winter. Learn more about the advantages of skylights. See more »

How Xeritown Will Work

How Xeritown Will Work

Xeritown is a planned sustainable development using xeriscaping that is being built at the edge of Dubailand. Learn more about Xeritown. See more »

How Daylighting Devices Work

How Daylighting Devices Work

Daylighting devices are flexible inventions that can channel sunlight to use instead of electric lighting. Learn more about daylighting devices. See more »

What's so special about Integrity Block?

What's so special about Integrity Block?

Integrity Block is the environmentally friendly answer to concrete block, or so its makers say. Does Integrity Block live up to its green hype? See more »

Ultimate Guide to Earthcraft Homes

Ultimate Guide to Earthcraft Homes

EarthCraft House is a program that provides eco-friendly homes to everyday people, but few know how they work. Learn how EarthCraft homes work. See more »

How the Enertia Building System Works

How the Enertia Building System Works

The Enertia Building System creates homes entirely out of wood to be as energy efficient as possible. Learn more about the Enertia Building System. See more »

How Straw Bale Houses Work

How Straw Bale Houses Work

Straw bale houses use straw bales as insulation or as the structural building block of the home. Learn more about straw bale houses and see pictures. See more »